How I approach working is I choose my career path according to the lifestyle I want to live first, and the money I want to acquire second. This is radically different from how I approached my 20’s where I kept doing jobs where I could earn good money but rarely were any of those jobs fulfilling. Truthfully, most of them sucked.
When I started working in comics again after my daughter was born, most of my friends thought it was because I loved comics. They are partially right, I do love comics, but the joy of comics or my love for Marvel Comics is not why I went back. I went back because I wanted to work from home again and be around my daughter. And of course, the schedule and pay wasn’t bad either.
I estimated I earned about $30 an hour as a comic book colorist. Sometimes you can earn more but $30 an hour was my average.
In 2010 when I started drawing live caricatures, I was doing retail...
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